The Dalí Museum

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A jewel in the crown of St. Pete's vibrant arts and culture scene, The Dalí Museum houses a mind-bending collection of art by the legendary Salvador Dalí in an equally awe-inspiring structure on the city's downtown waterfront.

See an unparalleled collection of the legendary artist's paintings.

Dalí, an artist, celebrity and cultural icon, was a leading force in the Surrealist movement – though many visitors may be surprised to see the enormous variety of his art here at the museum. His early works include landscapes, portraits and still lifes, while his later works capture fascinating double images and feature immense religious paintings. Dalí also explored optical illusions, geometry and holography. The museum's permanent collection houses more than 2,400 works by Dalí, from prints and objects d'art to photographs and paintings.

 

Diego and Frida 2020 Exhibition

What's New at the Dalí

Now through January 3, 2021, museum visitors will get a glimpse into the intriguing and complicated lives of one of the art world’s most recognized couples - Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Their passionate yet troubled relationship spanned 25 years - a timeframe depicted in the more than 60 reproductions of rare photographs on loan from The Consulate of Mexico in partnership with the Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo.

 
The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali

Highlights of the Permanent Collection

Dalí's most well-known painting (housed at New York City's MoMA) is The Persistence of Memory, which depicts melting clocks in a landscape. At The Dalí Museum, you can see its companion piece - the painting The Disintegration of The Persistence of Memory. Other well-known works on view are Slave Market with the Disappearing Bust of Voltaire and Old Age, Adolescence, and Infancy (The Three Ages), both appreciated for their surreal tromp l'oeil trickeryMany visitors get lost in thought in front of Dalí's large masterworks that include The Hallucinogenic ToreadorThe Discovery of America by Christopher ColumbusThe Ecumenical Council and Galacidalacidesoxiribunucleicacid - Homage to Crick and Watson. Of the 18 masterworks Dalí produced, eight are located in the St. Pete museum, the most found in any one location.  

The Ecumenical Council by Salvador Dali, 1960

Special Exhibits at the Dalí

Now through November 1, 2020, visitors can see Dalí's Sacred Science - Religion and Mysticism, featuring more than 50 rarely displayed works from the museum's vault, along with written texts by Sigmund Freud and Dalí himself. Also on display are two exhibits offering innovative ways to connect with Dalí's art. In Dalí's Masterworks in Augmented Reality, guests can view masterworks using AR technology to gain a deeper understanding of their complex images and meaning. In Dalí Lives, artificial intelligence technology creates a reimagined Dalí, allowing museum visitors to hear from the artist himself.

Detail of Dali Museum Architecture

An Architectural Marvel

Visitors can expect to be just as enchanted with the museum structure itself as they are the artwork it contains. The stunning building, designed by architect Yann Weymouth and completed in 2011, combines simple elements (such as a rectangular cement structure with 18-inch thick, hurricane-proof walls) with more fantastical elements, such as a geodesic bubble made of glass called the "Enigma." Inside, the museum's famous helical staircase nods to the artist's obsession with spiral shapes.

Lady holding a cellphone showing the Dali museum webpage

Virtual Tours & The Museum App

Several virtual experiences are available to explore the museum and its collection. You can also download The Dalí Museum App to access Augmented Reality (AR) experiences, maps, schedule information and more. 

Families will want to check out the museum's virtual education programs, such as DillyDally with Dalíto inspire kids to be creative through arts and crafts activities. A full lists of events and programs is available at thedali.org/events.

Cheesecake with blackberries at the Cafe Gala at the Dali Museum

When You Visit

Tickets. To ensure a safe environment for visitors and staff, the museum requires that guests purchase timed tickets online in advance of their visit. Special hours for seniors are offered each Wednesday and Thursday. Guests of any age can enjoy reduced admission price tickets on Thursday and Friday evenings after 5 p.m.

Cafe Gala. The museum's cafe offers Spanish-themed light fare, with indoor and outdoor seating options, as well as to-go items. After your visit, stop in for a coffee and a Crema Catalana. 

The Museum Store. Be sure to save time for a visit to the museum's store, which offers very unique gift items such as Dalí-themed apparel, artwork, tableware, watches and jewelry. 

 

 

 

The Dalí in Images

Come to Experience this World-Class Museum in Person

Garden at Dali Museum

The Enigma

The stunning geodesic glass dome is made of more than 1,000 pieces of glass.

Light painting at the Dali museum

The Helical Staircase

A dramatic spiral staircase greets visitors near the museum entrance.

The View of the Marina at Dali Museum

View of Tampa Bay

The museum is set along the Tampa Bay waterfront in downtown St. Pete.

The Still Life Sandia painting by Salvador Dali

Still Life Sandia

Created by Dalí in 1924, this painting was created in the Cubist style.

The Hallucinogenic Toreador by Salvador Dali

The Hallucinogenic Toreador

Painting in oil on canvas between 1969 and 1970, this complex piece is one of Dalí's most well-known works.

Location & Contact

One Dali Blvd.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Phone: 727-823-3767
Toll Free: 800-442-3254

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